Education

If you're interested in a career in education, you can complete an education specialisation as part of your art, business or science diploma. You'll be on your way to an education double degree, in just eight months.

Student teacher reading to children

How it works

Choose your diploma and check you meet the entry requirements and subject prerequisites for part 2. Then, decide if you want to complete a double discipline diploma in:

During your studies, you will complete the same number of units a a single discipline diploma. You'll complete two education studies units and 10 days of work placement as part of your diploma.

Course information

CourseDiploma of Arts (Education)
Diploma of Business (Business Education or Commerce Education)
Diploma of Science (Education) 
Destination2nd year of:
Education and Arts at Monash University
Education and Business at Monash University
Education and Commerce at Monash University
Education and Science at Monash University
CampusClayton
DurationPart 2: 8 months
IntakesFebruary, June and October
What you will studyComplete 6 core arts, business or science units and 2 education units + work placement
Contact hours5–7 hours per unit, per week
PrerequisitesArts: None
Business: Mathematics
Science: Mathematics and Chemistry
What it costsDepends on primary diploma 
CRICOSCRICOS 086068B

Meet a teacher

nhai-nguyen

NHAI NGUYEN
EDUCATION SPECIALISATION TEACHER

"Students learn a variety of contemporary theories about the context that surrounds learning. We teach in a flipped classroom model, to maximise the power of technology for teaching in the 21st century. We offer activities, such as a field trip to the museum, and case studies, in addition to textbook studies. This will help to shape their understanding of future teaching practices."

Course structure and units

Choose the Sociology or Psychology stream, and decide if you want to complete the education specialisation.

Trimester 1 Trimester 2
MCD8010 Understanding learning and learners
MCD6020 Media and Culture
MCD6010 Academic Writing

And one of:

MCD6120 Introduction to Sociology (Sociology stream) 
MCD6080 Psychology 1A (Psychology stream)

+ 5 days of professional experience
MCD8020 Understanding teaching for learning
MCD6050 Communications and Society
MCD6040 Professional Writing

And one of:

MCD6140 The Individual and Society (Sociology stream)
MCD6110 Psychology 1B (Psychology stream)

+ 5 days of professional experience

Diploma of Business - decide if you would like to complete the education specialisation.

Trimester 1Trimester 2
MCD8010 Understanding learning and learners
MCD2020 Microeconomics
MCD2050 Marketing 1: Marketing Theory and Practice
MCD2040 Managing People and Organisations

+ 5 days of professional experience

MCD8020 Understanding teaching for learning
MCD2080 Business Statistics

And one of:

MCD2160 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MCD2150 Accounting for Managers

And one of:

MCD2030 Managerial Communication
MCD2070 Business Law (Commerce Education)

+ 5 days of professional experience

Decide if you want to complete the education specialisation.

Trimester 1Trimester 2
MCD8010 Understanding learning and learners
MCD2080 Business Statistics
MCD4390 Chemistry 1
MCD4410 Biology I

+ 5 days of professional experience

MCD8020 Understanding teaching for learning
MCD4400 Chemistry II 
MCD4420 Biology II

And one of:

MCD2130 Functions and Their Applications
MCD4500 Mathematics for Engineering
MCD4160 Physics for Engineering
MCD6080 Psychology 1A
MCD6110 Psychology 1B

+ 5 days of professional experience

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What careers can an education degree lead to?

Primary teaching
Secondary teaching
Curriculum development
Student welfare
Corporate training

Additional requirements

To study an education double degree, you need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test. You will need to complete this test before you start second year of your undergraduate degree. We will help you to prepare for the test.

Find out more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test.

Find out the test dates for 2017.

All teachers in Australia require a Working with Children's Check. You will need to apply for this during the first few weeks of your diploma.